Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Revlon, you sly dogs you..

So if you love nail polishes, then you probably know that Revlon has been sneakingly releasing dupes of certain high end brands like Chanel and Deborah Lippmann. The best in my opinion being the dupe for Bad Romance by DL, called Facets of Fuchsia. But.. they have done it again!

A "glitter in the air" dupe called "Whimsical"! Which is kind of a terrible name because it makes me think of this.

The second I saw it posted online, I had to have it. I was going to give in and buy it online (from ebay) but I said hold back..wait.. and I'm glad I did because I found it in Ulta)

Now I know some of you are thinking "gee, for someone who doesn't like Revlon, they sure buy a lot of it" and you're right! Okay, half right. I don't like their formula, its gooey, thick and takes forever and  a day to dry! Now the colors, I love!

But I have noticed that they are getting better. Can I just say that the formula in this one was amazing! Sure it needed to three coats, but if you use a base color, one or two would have been more than enough. I think I'm going to try a base color next time, but I really just wanted to see the true color of this one.
This is 3 coats, it's nice but not enough opaque for me.

Four coats! So much better.
But, I must go for now- tata!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Barry M Nail Paint Buzz

This is part one of a three part Valentine's Day manicure :) It didn't originally start out that way, I whipped this polish out as I bought it on Kitten Nails' blog sale over the summer (also got Models Own Sherbet and Nails Inc. Diet Coke polishes) and hadn't worn this one yet.

This color is a dark, dusty pink. It is actually nameless, as it was a promo that was included in a makeup set in Buzz Magazine last Feb/March 2011. I wish they gave goodies in American magazines! After I polished my nails, I thought it was a great color but a little too plain, and did some konading, then put a final touch on top of that. I haven't taken the third and final pic, I need to get to that. Hopefully tomorrow is sunny!

Barry M Nail Paint Buzz by KitaRei
Barry M Nail Paint Buzz, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.